Golisopod

Golisopod is a Bug/Water type Pokémon introduced in Generation 7. It is known as the Hard Scale Pokémon.

Pokédex data

National № 768
Type Bug Water
Species Hard Scale Pokémon
Height 2.0 m (6′07″)
Weight 108.0 kg (238.1 lbs)
Abilities 1. Emergency Exit
Local № 183 (Sun/Moon — Alola dex)
222 (U.Sun/U.Moon — Alola dex)
233 (Sword/Shield)
125 (The Isle of Armor)

Training

EV yield 2 Defense
Catch rate 45 (5.9% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 50 (normal)
Base Exp. 186
Growth Rate Medium Fast

Breeding

Egg Groups Bug, Water 3
Gender 50% male, 50% female
Egg cycles 20 (4,884–5,140 steps)

Base stats

HP 75
260 354
Attack 125
229 383
Defense 140
256 416
Sp. Atk 60
112 240
Sp. Def 90
166 306
Speed 40
76 196
Total 530 Min Max

The ranges shown on the right are for a level 100 Pokémon. Maximum values are based on a beneficial nature, 252 EVs, 31 IVs; minimum values are based on a hindering nature, 0 EVs, 0 IVs.

Type defenses

The effectiveness of each type on Golisopod.

Evolution chart

#767
Wimpod
Bug · Water
(Level 30)

Golisopod changes

Pokédex entries

Sun With a flashing slash of its giant sharp claws, it cleaves seawater—or even air—right in two.
Moon It battles skillfully with its six arms, but spends most of its time peacefully meditating in caves deep beneath the sea.
Ultra Sun The shell covering its body is as hard as diamond. This Pokémon will do anything it takes to win.
Ultra Moon Its claws, which it can extend and retract at will, are its greatest weapons. Golisopod is sometimes accompanied by Wimpod.
Sword It will do anything to win, taking advantage of every opening and finishing opponents off with the small claws on its front legs.
Shield They live in sunken ships or in holes in the seabed. When Golisopod and Grapploct battle, the loser becomes the winner’s meal.

Moves learned by Golisopod

Moves learnt by level up

Golisopod learns the following moves in Pokémon Sword & Shield at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Defense CurlNormalStatus
1First ImpressionBugPhysical 90 100
1Sand AttackGroundStatus 100
1SpiteGhostStatus 100
1Struggle BugBugSpecial 50 100
4Rock SmashFightingPhysical 40 100
8Fury CutterBugPhysical 40 95
12Mud ShotGroundSpecial 55 95
16Bug BiteBugPhysical 60 100
20Iron DefenseSteelStatus
24Sucker PunchDarkPhysical 70 100
28SlashNormalPhysical 70 100
32Razor ShellWaterPhysical 75 95
36Pin MissileBugPhysical 25 95
40Swords DanceNormalStatus
44LiquidationWaterPhysical 85 100

Moves learnt on evolution

Golisopod learns the following moves when it evolves in Pokémon Sword & Shield (regardless of level).

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
First ImpressionBugPhysical 90 100

Egg moves

Golisopod learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Sword & Shield. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Golisopod egg moves page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Aqua JetWaterPhysical 40 100
HardenNormalStatus
Metal ClawSteelPhysical 50 95
RolloutRockPhysical 30 90
Wide GuardRockStatus

Move Tutor moves

Golisopod can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Sword & Shield from move tutors (details):

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Skitter SmackBugPhysical 70 90

Moves learnt by TM

Golisopod is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Sword & Shield:

Moves learnt by TR

Golisopod is compatible with these Technical Records in Pokémon Sword & Shield:

Moves learnt by level up

Golisopod learns the following moves in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1First ImpressionBugPhysical 90 100
1Fury CutterBugPhysical 40 95
1Rock SmashFightingPhysical 40 100
1Sand AttackGroundStatus 100
1Struggle BugBugSpecial 50 100
4Fury CutterBugPhysical 40 95
7Rock SmashFightingPhysical 40 100
10Bug BiteBugPhysical 60 100
13SpiteGhostStatus 100
16Swords DanceNormalStatus
21SlashNormalPhysical 70 100
26Razor ShellWaterPhysical 75 95
31Sucker PunchDarkPhysical 70 100
36Iron DefenseSteelStatus
41Pin MissileBugPhysical 25 95
48LiquidationWaterPhysical 85 100

Moves learnt on evolution

Golisopod learns the following moves when it evolves in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon (regardless of level).

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
First ImpressionBugPhysical 90 100

Egg moves

Golisopod learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Golisopod egg moves page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Aqua JetWaterPhysical 40 100
HardenNormalStatus
Metal ClawSteelPhysical 50 95
SpikesGroundStatus
Wide GuardRockStatus

Move Tutor moves

Golisopod can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon from move tutors (details):

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Bug BiteBugPhysical 60 100
Drill RunGroundPhysical 80 95
Dual ChopDragonPhysical 40 90
EndeavorNormalPhysical 100
Icy WindIceSpecial 55 95
Iron DefenseSteelStatus
Iron HeadSteelPhysical 80 100
Knock OffDarkPhysical 65 100
Laser FocusNormalStatus
LiquidationWaterPhysical 85 100
Pain SplitNormalStatus
SnoreNormalSpecial 50 100
SpiteGhostStatus 100
Throat ChopDarkPhysical 80 100
Water PulseWaterSpecial 60 100

Moves learnt by TM

Golisopod is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon:

Golisopod sprites

Type Generation 7 Generation 8
Normal Golisopod  sprite from Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon Golisopod  sprite from Sword & Shield
Shiny Golisopod Shiny sprite from Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon

Where to find Golisopod

Sun
Moon
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Evolve Wimpod
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
Not available in this game
Sword
Shield
Lake of Outrage

Other languages

English, Spanish, Italian Golisopod
Japanese グソクムシャ (Gusokumusha)
German Tectass
French Sarmuraï

Name origin

goliath
a giant
isopod
marine invertebrate with an exoskeleton